Horatio Nelson Quotes (79 quotes)
Tsouras, Peter G. (ed.) The Book of Military Quotations. St. Paul, MN: Zenith Press. 1992, p. 54.
“Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be.”
Letter to Frances Nisbet
Life of Nelson (Ch. 9) A signal to the British fleet before the battle of Trafalgar - The Battle of Trafalgar (October 21, 1805)
Before the battle of the Nile (August 1, 1797)
The dispatches and letters of vice admiral ... Nelson, with notes by sir N.H. Nicolas (1846 edition)
“I cannot, if I am in the field of glory, be kept out of sight: wherever there is anything to be done, there Providence is sure to direct my steps.”
“I have only one eye, I have a right to be blind sometimes... I really do not see the signal!”
Letters and despatches of Horatio, viscount Nelson: duke of Bronte, vice admiral of the White squadron (1886 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHoratio Nelson
Born: September 29, 1758
Died: October 21, 1805 (aged 47)
Bio: Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, was a flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories.